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Samsung's Galaxy S6 Bends as Easily as iPhone 6 Plus

Third-party warranty firm SquareTrade recently released a video showcasing the durability of the new Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge and HTC One M9, discovering the Galaxy to bend at 110 lbs of pressure and the One M9 to bend at 120 lbs of pressure.

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Although the Galaxy S6 Edge's pressure limits are comparable to the iPhone 6 Plus' testing, the Galaxy's screen ended up cracking under the pressure instead of slightly bending similar to Apple's plus-size iPhone model. The HTC One M9 lasted further than its two competitors, reaching 120 lbs of pressure, but the phone was rendered useless thanks to a faulty power button following the pressure test.

Testing to the point of "catastrophic failure", the iPhone 6 Plus survived 179 lbs of pressure, beating out the Galaxy S6 Edge's 149 lbs stress test. As SquareTrade points out, the Galaxy's stress tests proves the phone could be worse for users due to the smartphone's screen cracking under intense pressure.


Following the "Bendgate" controversy last year, both Samsung and HTC parodied Apple's woes on social media. Though SquareTrade's pressure tests are meant to measure intense circumstances, it's still interesting to see where each smartphone lies on the durability scale when compared to one another.

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Tags: Samsung, HTC
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16 months ago
Ouch.

Where are all the Samsung fans from September? I'd like to see what they make of this.
Rating: 119 Votes
16 months ago
Well, if you copy someone's design you will get their design problems also.
Rating: 86 Votes
16 months ago
They even managed to outbend Apple. Applause.
Rating: 76 Votes
16 months ago
They really did copy everything.
Rating: 71 Votes
16 months ago
But but... that's not what they said during the keynote.:eek:

"In official hands-on videos of the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge released by Samsung, the company noted that the smartphones are constructed with a metal casing that is made out of aluminum 1603, the same material that is used in manufacturing airplanes.

"Basically, this stuff will not bend," the video said, poking fun at the infamous "Bendgate" that was triggered by iPhone 6 Plus smartphones apparently bending if kept in a user's pocket for too long while sitting."


http://www.techtimes.com/articles/41107/20150321/samsung-galaxy-s6-and-galaxy-s6-edge-specs-price-release-dates-preorders-and-everything-you-need-to-know.htm
Rating: 58 Votes
16 months ago
You're telling me the thinner these phones get the easier they can bend and crack?
Rating: 55 Votes
16 months ago
I wonder if this will make national news, like Apple did.
Rating: 54 Votes
16 months ago
I can't wait to hear what the Samsung fanboys are going to say about this.
Rating: 50 Votes
16 months ago
So they make fun of Apple for their bendy iPhone as a PR attempt to preserve profits on their older models. Then they try to make a similarly thin and beautiful phone and it bends even worse than the iPhone. Brilliant.
Rating: 31 Votes
16 months ago
Odds of Android websites reporting that the S6 bends as "easily" as the iPhone 6?? -- near zero.
Rating: 31 Votes

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